Ethanol Coalition Urges EPA to Fully Restore RFS

Cindy Zimmerman

The coalition of farm and ethanol groups behind the case against Small Refinery Exemptions under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) that was decided in January is still waiting for EPA to implement the court decision or even communicate the intention to do so after eight months. The four associations representing farmers and ethanol producers – the Renewable Fuels Association, American …

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ACE Annual Meeting Archive

Cindy Zimmerman

The virtual 2020 American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) annual conference was held last week, but it lives on in the archived Fuel Ethanol Workshop events. Most of the content is also available in audio form on the ACE virtual newsroom. The last panel of the conference offered ethanol producer perspectives on these uncertain times for the industry and what the …

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Ethanol Leaders Receive Well-Deserved Awards

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) honored two exceptional ethanol advocates for their contributions to the industry with an awards video during the 33rd annual ACE conference held virtually in conjunction with the Fuel Ethanol Workshop (FEW) and Expo this week. Bob Scott, who served as the ACE Board President from 1999 to 2009 representing Poet Ethanol Products, was recognized …

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USDA Undersecretary Censky to Return to ASA

Cindy Zimmerman

USDA Undersecretary Steve Censky gave one of his last addresses in his current role to the American Coalition for Ethanol virtual annual conference this week. It was announced this morning that Censky will be returning to his former job as CEO of the American Soybean Association in November as after serving with USDA since October 2017. In his prerecorded remarks …

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ACE Launches “Flex Check” Tool for E15 Compatibility

Cindy Zimmerman

During its virtual annual conference this week, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) launched a tool on its fuel-marketer focused flexfuelforward.com website to provide retailers with a free way to check if their equipment is already E15 compatible. Available 24/7, the “Flex Check” E15 compatibility tool will arm retailers with the confidence and information they need to make a conversion …

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Ethanol Producers Provide Perspective on Panel

Cindy Zimmerman

As part of the virtual American Coalition for Ethanol annual conference this week, three ethanol producer members share their perspectives on major issues impacting them this year, including COVID-19 and RFS mismanagement, as well as their optimism for ethanol’s role in a low carbon fuel future. Participating in the panel: Duane Kristensen, General Manager, Chief Ethanol Fuels Dave Sovereign, Chairman, …

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ACE Virtual Meeting Underway

Cindy Zimmerman

The virtual American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) annual conference kicked off without a hitch this afternoon with opening remarks from Board President Duane Kristensen representing Chief Ethanol Fuels, followed by ACE CEO Brian Jennings reflecting on the struggles of the year so far and the opportunities for ethanol in a low carbon future. “At the federal level, it is a …

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EPA to Deny Gap-Year Refinery Waivers

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced it is denying petitions for small refinery exemptions for past compliance years, the so-called “gap-filling” petitions for the 2011-18 compliance years. “This decision follows President Trump’s promise to promote domestic biofuel production, support our nation’s farmers, and in turn strengthen our energy independence,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “At the EPA, we …

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Ethanol Industry Hopeful for US-Brazil Trade

Cindy Zimmerman

U.S. ethanol stakeholder organizations are less than thrilled that Brazil’s tariff-rate quota (TRQ) has been extended now for another 90 days, but they are hopeful continued discussions will lead to a resumed free trade situation with that country. “The Renewable Fuels Association, U.S. Grains Council, Growth Energy, and the National Corn Growers Association believe the 90-day extension of the TRQ …

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